Sunday, October 17, 2021

Rare ACETATE ... Rare 45 RPM

Acetate pressed at reco-art sound in Philadelphia in the late 50's and never published in the USA.

But, if in Sweden in 1959 ... A goog teen doo wop song ...


Listen...


Thursday, October 14, 2021

PHOTO ... The Frontiers

Rare photo of the white group THE FRONTIERS in very good condition and in a long format.

They recorded in 1963 for Philips records.

Click to enlarge.

Check out my post about them here; http://whitedoowopcollector.blogspot.com/2008/02/the-premiers-aka-roger-travelers-aka.html

Sunday, October 10, 2021

PHOTO ... Dion DiMucci

Unknown date and place.

Click to enlarge.

Friday, October 8, 2021

Jerry Martin & The Sounds ... Fredlo records


Jerry Martin whose real name was Layton Redell Zbornik, Jr from Albia, Iowa is not present in the doo wop music guides, but he has a recording in 1959 for the Fredlo record label with the songs "Janet / Lovely One", this last song has a good oriented doo wop sound so much so that in many places they catalog it as a white doo wop song.


Unfortunately Jerry died in November 2019, here https://www.tributearchive.com/obituaries/8750350/Layton-R-Zbornik-Jr you can see a page dedicated to his memory full of information about him.

Listen to it ...


Tuesday, October 5, 2021

1959 RARE EP...The Impalas...on eBay

Original cover / record of Cub EP CX5000 by Impalas issued 

in 1959 and entitled "Sorry, I Ran All The Way Home".


Side 1:  Contains "Sorry I Ran All The Way Home" & "Fool,

Fool, Fool".

Side 2: Contains "Chum" & 'All But The Memory Of You".

This EP by The Impalas is as clean as you will see. Record is mint- and cover is mint-. This record has likely never been played, cover is fantastic and spine is perfect.

Visit; https://www.ebay.com/itm/294439612340?hash=item448df7efb4:g:xRcAAOSwgXVhW5hx

Sunday, October 3, 2021

2 Rare acetates

These two songs were released in 1978 at 45 rpm by Crystal Ball records under the name Frankie & The Darvels.


Listen to them...



Thursday, September 30, 2021

PHOTO...The Earls

Original photo in very good quality and in large format of the group The Earls.

Click to enlarge.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

DENNY & LENNY...Radar records

From the Jeff Kreiter's Vocal Group Record Guide...


DENNY and LENNY with Joe Beck & The Highlights. 

-Lori / The Yo Yo Twist. Radar records-1962.

LISTEN...

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Whitedoowopcollector ... on ... YouTube

I recommend that you visit my YouTube channel to listen to my latest videos uploaded with doo wop, Teen and Girl group songs, some of them for the first time on YouTube...

Click to here; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa883z9Zi_5-6Yul5UMe20A

Friday, September 24, 2021

THE VELVETONES aka THE MONTEREYS aka THE MONTERAYS


THE VELVETONES aka THE MONTEREYS aka THE MONTERAYS


This is the early Vic Spina group L to R Vic, Anthony, Jay and Jimmy. 

Vic is know as a member of The Jaynell's who recorded in 1963 for Diamond Records (see in this blog). 

 -Lily. is a prev. Unreleased side of this group. pressed on a 45 rpm acetate in August 1963.

Possibly this is the same group that appears in this post ...


LISTEN...


Tuesday, September 21, 2021

PHOTO...The Del Satins

Original photo from the 60's in very good quality and in large format of the group The Del Satins featuring Johnny Maestro of The Crests.

Click to enlarge.

Friday, September 17, 2021

RARE 45 rpm ACETATES ... The Montereys

Two 45 rpm acetates of the Bronx group The Montereys hard to find recorded in 1962.

THE MONTEREYS -To Make Her Love Me / Playing the Game.



LISTEN ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i9BuGmmv3U


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGwBwVhTTyg&t=54s


THE MONTEREYS - Romeo & Juliet / Two Lovers.



LISTEN ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41cZadItJg4


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPme7uwLmq8

This group appears in the compilation, Out of the Bronx - Doo-Wop from Cousins Records, Vol. 2 as THE MONTERAYS AKA THE DEL ROYALS.


The German group The Crystalairs covered some of these songs in the 90's.

LISTEN ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai9LA9XYgtY


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJdMGh_btp4

Monday, September 13, 2021

Fabulous acappella LP on Ebay


Artist/Title: 

Philadelphia's Greatest ACAPPELLA  with   THE DISTINCTIONS , COMPULSIONS , Q-TONES  , POTENTIALS  , FIVE FORTUNES  AND MANY MORE.

Label:  PANTOMINE   2003   MONO.  

Made in US: 1967.

Condition: Record: EX-    8/10      JACKET: VG++    7/10   seam wear.

CLICK HERE; https://www.ebay.com/itm/274944298443?mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=711-53200-19255-0&campid=5338722076&toolid=10001

LISTEN...

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

TIM HAUSER and his CRITERIONS aka KENTS

The complete story of Tim Hauser (of Manhattan Transfer fame) and his doo wop group, The Criterions aka The Kents can now be read comfortably online.

Click here and enjoy it; http://classicurbanharmony.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Criterions-Article.pdf

Saturday, September 4, 2021

RARE ACETATE...Victor Thomas

This is the original demo song "Cry, Cry, Cry" written and sung by Victor Thomas in July 1963.

A month later it was recorded by the white doo wop group The Earls.

LISTEN...


Wednesday, September 1, 2021

FRANKIE & LARRY...Capitol records

Rare 1960 ad about singers Frank Mills and Larry Leasure who in 1960 recorded for Capitol records as FRANKIE & LARRY.

Click to enlarge.

Listen to them...



Friday, May 28, 2021

THE MYSTICS ... in .. American Bandstand

Three photos taken on June 18, 1959, during a performance by The Mystics on the television show American Bandstand.

Click to enlarge.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

BOB CREWE...Warwick records

Songwriter, dancer, singer, manager, and record producer Bob Crewe (Robert Stanley Crewe) known for producing, and co-writing with Bob Gaudio, a string of Top 10 singles for the Four Seasons is present in The Complete Book of Doo Wop under his name with...

BOB CREWE.

- Oh How I Miss You Tonight / Ev'ry Time. Warwick records-1960.

LISTEN...


Tuesday, May 25, 2021

INTRODUCING... The 3 Tones

The 3 Tones was a trio from Leicester, United Kingdom formed by John Clarke with his friends Chris and Rich.

In 2012 they recorded a 45 rpm as The Me-Tones with the sides "Rocket Johnny / Round and Round" on the Fatrocket label.

Surely an unknown group for most doo wop fans, but they have a song "Dream of Your Love"  that I really like.

LISTEN...

In 2019 they made a CD... THE 3 TONES "Introducing:"...  today you can listen to them on their YouTube channel by clicking here;

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kJSR2q-eDXSozRZvz0LZfbVNctaeqyLXI

Monday, May 24, 2021

RAREST WHITE GROUP ... The Romantics

The Romantics was a vocal group consisting of Bud Freeborn, Barry Toepp, Mike Wooley and Ernie Fye.

They recorded in Capitol records several songs "Chapel Bells, Swing Low, Jungle Lion, My Love is Strong, Eternally, I Found You" that were never pressed in a 45 rpm official, until in 2013 those songs were presented in CD format.

I believe that it is a group that all fans of this musical style are unaware of its existence

LISTEN ...

Sunday, May 23, 2021

THE TORONADOS...Toro records

Trio from Massachusetts formed by Warren Gene (Lead singer), Jack Berglund (Guitar and Vocals) and Jackson Tedder (Drums and vocals) present in the Jeff Kreiter vocal group record guide as...

THE TORONADOS.

-Please Come Home / Santa Claus. Toro records-1964.

LISTEN...


Friday, May 21, 2021

JAPAN ... Dion & The Belmonts

For fans of Dion & The Belmonts, a 45 rpm made in Japan with the songs "Teenager in Love / I Wonder Why" is available on eBay with a nice picture sleeve.

Click here; https://www.ebay.com/itm/393287072759?mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=711-53200-19255-0&campid=5338722076&toolid=10001

Thursday, May 20, 2021

PHOTO ... Dion DiMucci

Rare photo of singer Dion DiMucci performing at the mythical disco The Peppermint Lounge in the early 60's.

Click to enlarge.


The Peppermint Lounge ... was a popular discotheque located at 128 West 45th Street in New York City that was open from 1958 to 1965, It was the launchpad for the global Twist craze in the early 1960s.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

PICTURE SLEEVE ... The Casuals

1965 picture sleeve of The Casuals on Feature records with the songs "Angel on My Shoulder" / "Come On Pretty One". Present in the Kreiter's Vocal Group Record guide with a value of $ 30 but this guide not mentioned this picture.

Unfortunately these two songs are not available on YouTube so I cannot say if they really have a doo wop sound or is it an error present in the aforementioned guide.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Rare Advertising poster.

Original advertising poster announcing the performance of the singer, Jimmy Rock as well as the performance of the group The Dewdrops.

A rare poster to see surely from the late 50's or early 60's.

Click to enlarge.

Check out my posts on Jimmy and The Dewdrops here;

https://whitedoowopcollector.blogspot.com/2015/06/amish-doo-wopjimmy-rock.html

https://whitedoowopcollector.blogspot.com/2019/02/help-withthe-dewdrops.html

Monday, May 17, 2021

THE SPLENDORS ... unrecorded group

Vocal group from the Bronx composed by Lead Singer Jim Carlock Jr. with Richie Laringoine, Danny Sabatino and Joe Colavito. The Splendors singing locally, and 1961 have a few of demos songs as "Winter Time", "Senior Year", "The Slob" and "Rita" never released on 45 rpm.

For my taste The Splendors have a very good white doo wop sound.

LISTEN...


Saturday, May 15, 2021

ARTICLE ... The Little Dippers

Article dated July 1960 presenting one by one the four members of the group The Little Dippers after they gain recognition with their song "Forever".

Click to enlarge.

Check out my post about them here; https://whitedoowopcollector.blogspot.com/2009/03/little-dippersforever.html

Friday, May 14, 2021

PHOTO ... The Original Marcels

Photo dated October 26, 1997 of the original five members runion of the Marcels doo wop group.

Click to enlarge...

See my post about this group here; https://whitedoowopcollector.blogspot.com/2010/06/early-marcels.html

Thursday, May 13, 2021

More about ... Joe Allegro

Richard, a reader of this blog from Pittsburgh, after reading yesterday's publication about Joe Allegro in which I said that his song "Teen-Age Clementine" was not in the doo wop music guides, tells me that Joe has a recording present in Jeff Kreiter's guide ...


JOE ALLEGRO.

-Web of Dreams / Homeless Heart. End records-1958.

LISTEN ...